The Bolingbroke in Clapham, London | Pubs, Cafes & Restaurants

The Bolingbroke

174 Northcote Road
SW11 6RE
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  • Dog friendly pub in London
  • Stunning glass-roofed dinning room
  • Romantic evening dinning under the stars
  • Children fully catered
  • Dog biscuits available
  • Water bowls for thirsty pooches

The Bolingbroke
Dog friendly pub in


The Bolingbroke - Dog Friendly Pub in Clapham, London

From the welcoming bar through to the relaxed dining room, elegance reigns supreme and the emphasis is on high quality British food and traditional pub values.
The Bolingbroke Pub & Dining Room is named in honour of Henry St. John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, the brilliant politician and reckless rake, who spent the early and final years of his life in Battersea. Whilst Henry was renowned for his hard drinking, innumerable affairs and wild escapades, this Northcote Road public house is a rather more refined local.

We are fortunate to have our own farm in Hampshire providing us with wonderful free-range chicken, pork and lamb. Our fish is sustainably sourced from English day boats on the south coast and we age our steaks in house. We have a good range of cask ales and lagers and are proud of our wine list which offers great wines at very reasonable prices.

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The Bar
ThePop in for a drink and enjoy a strong but succinct selection of new and old world wines including the renowned English Chapel Down as well as an extensive choice of champagnes.

There’s also a mix of classic and contemporary cocktails and changing guest ales including Timothy Taylor.

If you’re feeling peckish, the bar has its own menu of light bites. Choose from mini Cumberland sausages with honey mustard, Welsh rarebit or Ploughman’s, all of which can be enjoyed in the traditional pub setting complete with floor to ceiling windows and stylish al fresco seating - ideal in the summer months.

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Dining Room
Dine on refined British food from a selection of seasonal changing menus courtesy of executive chef Massimo Tebaldi.

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The Bolingbroke’s stunning glass-roofed dining room provides a light and airy daytime setting for lunch and turns into a romantic space in the evening where couples can dine under the stars.

Delicious dishes could include manuka smoked duck breast with fennel, bitter leaves and an English blackberry salad or ham hock terrine with parsley, olive and gherkin salad to start. For main course enjoy juicy grilled salt marsh lamb steak with anchovy and caper butter or guinea fowl breast and confit leg with mashed potato, creamed leeks and Madeira gravy. For those with room, indulgent desserts include apple crumble with custard and sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream.

Children are for fully catered for with their own menu, which includes homemade cottage pie and a small roast dinner.

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“"Located in the buzzy area known as Between the Commons, it also caters for younger diners, with a sophisticated children’s menu, hearty portions of books and crayons, and, best of all, cakes they can decorate themselves." Harper's Bazaar "The bar staff mix a gusty gin and tonic and the wine list is fabulous too." "The staff care about the food and the diners, and the space couldn’t be prettier."”

- Homes & Gardens

“"The modern British menu prides itself on using some of the UK's finest produce, and trust me, The Bolingbroke has done this country proud! Wild Bay Devon crab salad with fried duck egg was a perfect combination of rich and delicate flavours."”

- Love Food, Love Drink

“"How refreshing to revel in eating out at a restaurant where the chef isn’t slavishly watching his portion control: the portions at The Bolingbroke are gloriously abundant, even more impressive when the ingredients are evidently sourced from top British producers."”

- SW Magazine

“"Grown-up pub operation, with generous pricing, a handsome bar area and a traditional-looking dining room serving the likes of lamb stew and apple and rhubarb crumble. Try for a spot by the fire."”

- The Times

“"Smart, local popular pub whose more diminutive size adds charm. Glass-roofed dining room sees flavoursome dishes with a mostly British accent; more choice at dinner. Child Friendly "”

- The Michelin guide

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